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About Town

Check out Patch's new feature that will give you the scoop on all events, meetings and goings-on in the community during the upcoming week.

Welcome to About Town, Douglaston Patch’s new one-stop post for all of the events, meetings, top stories and other important information you need to know about for the upcoming week.

The feature will run every Monday at 6 a.m. If there are any goings-on that we missed, please email the editor at nathan.duke@patch.com or post information in the comment section below and we’ll add the event into our roundup.

Meetings

City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott will join Community District Education Council 26 for a this Wednesday in Bayside.

Drop by the meeting and voice your concerns to the chancellor, who will take part in a question and answer session with the audience. And take part in our poll:

Announcements and Stories

Tuesday is Valentine’s Day. Be sure to read Patch’s coverage of the holiday, including our , our list of the , a for Feb. 14 and the rundown on .

Also, Tuesday is the last day you will be able to donate gifts to state Assemblyman Edward Braunstein, D-Bayside, and former Assemblywoman Ann-Margaret Carrozza’s .

The 111th Precinct has a new captain – Jason Huerta. Read and keep an eye out for a profile of Huerta.

The National Art League is showing its through the end of this month. The gallery will host a reception for the artists involved in the show on Feb. 19 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Events

On Tuesday, Brandywine Assisted Living at the Savory will host a Valentine’s Day networking event, while the Samuel Field Y will provide an indoor playground for local youngsters on that day as well.

There are a number of events taking place in the community on Wednesday. The library on Bell Boulevard is offering a , while Bayside’s VibeZ Studio is holding a class and the Bayside Public Library is operating its program.

The Samuel Field Y is hosting an assertiveness training and relationship building class on Thursday.

On Friday, the Windsor Terrace Library will present . That evening will be at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament.

Five bands will play at a at Douglaston’s The Attic Bar and Lounge on Saturday night. That day, the Fajr Memorial Foundation is offering swimming lessons for women.

Alley Pond Environmental Center has a full roster of programs this week, including Fledglings, Animal Detectives and Sunny Bunnies. For more information, visit the center’s website.

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